In 1976 they broke ground on what would grow to be the largest Christian school in the Antelope Valley, and one of the most effective in the country. In 1977, the Family Learning Center opened its doors. Its first year included preschool classrooms, one kindergarten class, and after school care. The Learning Village Grade School opened in 1979 with the addition of first and second grades. During these formative years the church leaders developed the foundational philosophy for the school based on a God-centered world view.
God has richly blessed Desert Christian School in many ways. Attendance has grown from 94 students in 1977, to a current enrollment of nearly 1100 students. Additionally, the ministry has expanded from one campus to programs at four locations. The faculty, staff and administration praise God for the opportunity to partner with parents in providing a Christian education experience for children and youth in the Antelope Valley.